[arin-ppml] A compromise on legacy space?

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Wed Sep 10 19:42:54 EDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of William Herrin
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 3:21 PM
> To: arin-ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] A compromise on legacy space?
> On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 2:22 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
> > ARIN does not give, lease, transfer, or otherwise grant numbers to 
> > people.  Integers are integers and regardless of what ARIN 
> does, every 
> > member of society remains perfectly within their rights to use any 
> > integer they choose for any lawful purpose they wish.
> >
> > We have (perhaps mistakenly) referred to these registrations as 
> > assignments and/or allocations, but, we aren't really assigning or 
> > allocating integers.
> Uh huh. And McDonalds doesn't feed people; it just sells them 
> squishy objects in bags.

Your definition of "food" is rather elastic. ;-)

There is much precedence for this in law.  If you go to your
state DMV and request a "custom" license plate with, for example,
the words "IP ADDR" on it, you may get the plate but you will
not "own" the plate - if the state decides at some later date that
your plate is objectionable when viewed in a mirror (or some other
such nonsense) it can revoke your use of the alphanumeric
characters used on the plate.


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